In Case of Emergency

In an emergency

If you are in an emergency, you should follow these guidelines:

  • Dial 911 for police, fire, ambulance and paramedic services
  • Remain calm
  • Ensure your safety and the safety of others before approaching the scene
  • If required, attempt to provide assistance including CPR, defibrillation and First Aid if you are trained
  • When possible, have someone direct first responders to the correct location
    • At night, turn on lights to make the location more visible to first responders

Preparing for an emergency

Here are some tips to help prepare for an emergency:

  • Learn CPR, First Aid and defibrillation – you never know when you may need it
  • Have a fully equipped first aid kit at home, at the cottage, in your car and at your place of business
  • Have you and your family's health information and medication list readily available for paramedics

Learn CPR and First Aid

Cardiac arrest can strike at any time, without warning. Learn CPR and you may save a life. Early CPR can significantly increase the chance of survival for someone in sudden cardiac arrest.

Many agencies offer CPR, defibrillator and First Aid training:

Northumberland Paramedics does not endorse any one particular agency.